It's very difficult to review this game - to get a feel you must have played Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (PS3)
. There has been so much hype around this game, but to summarise it is a sequel to Modern Warfare 2 with a follow-on story and slightly different graphics. It plays the same, which is no bad thing as MW2 was an excellent first person shooter. The problem however is that the single player whilst wrapping up the storyline is atrocious in its length - it can be completed in less than 5 hours easily. There doesn't seem to be the same challenge as in the previous game. The good thing is that there are further "special ops" missions which can be played with a friend on the same machine which makes the game a bit more fun although again it doesn't have the same challenge as MW2's special ops missions. However compared to MW2 I feel that it just doesn't have the same length or fun on single player. This certainly isn't a bad game, and although I've rated it an average 3 stars, this is mostly for the short length of the singleplayer. MW2 set the bar so high this doesn't reach it. However it is better than Call of Duty: Black Ops (PS3)
. Versus other FPS games this is actually a very very good game. I can't compare it to Battlefield as I haven't played it.
I can't say that much about the multiplayer as I don't have time to put in big sessions. It doesn't seem much different from MW2. However multiplayer is only for those that have time to put into it as all the bonuses come with gaining experience from playing, so its not great for new or casual players.
I would say if you are wanting this for single player only I would wait for the price to drop or to rent it. I'm only going to put a few more days into my copy and then trade it for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PS3)
which seems it would be a longer challenge.